Rachel Forke

Director, Worldwide Learning Partner Channel

As Director of the WW Learning Partner Channel for Cisco’s WW Partner Organization, Rachel Forke leads the team responsible for the channel and sales management of the Cisco Learning Partner Program. Rachel is responsible for the authorized training channel which provides the enablement, knowledge transfer and business insights to support Cisco’s customers and channel partners as they achieve Cisco’s industry leading certifications and specializations.

Rachel joined Cisco as the Director of WW Services Partners – Distribution were she was responsible for WW Services Distribution Strategy and Programs, leveraging Distribution as Cisco’s forward supply chain to drive services growth through the 2Tier Channel. Additionally, Rachel was responsible for developing incentive programs and driving theatre adoption with the overall business objectives of Cisco Services.

Previously Rachel was AMD’s Director of Worldwide Channel Development and led the effort to size the global partner channel, optimize partner programs, define and manage AMD’s global distribution channel incentives. Up to that time, Rachel served as AMD’s Global Account Manager for Ingram Micro sales worldwide. Prior to joining AMD, Rachel served as Director of Worldwide Channel Marketing for Maxtor Corporation for five years.

Cumulatively, Rachel Forke has 20 years of progressive marketing and management experience in the high-tech industry. Before joining Cisco, she held management positions at AMD, Maxtor Corporation, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Silicon Graphics, Western Digital and McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

Rachel earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in business from Pennsylvania State University.


November 4, 2015


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